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December 07th, 2021

joyce mcelroyULYSSES – Joyce Ann Fullerton McElroy, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses

She was born Jan. 4, 1942 to William and Ruby (Hancock) Fullerton in Montrose. 

She married Roger McElroy.

She was a graduate of Montrose High School with the Class of 1960. 

She was most known for her clothing store, RJ Western Wear, which she owned for many years.

Throughout her lifetime, she was also an EMT and nurse’s aide for Stanton County, a Girl Scout leader, a supervisor for 17 years at Grant County Feeders, a meter reader for Pioneer Electric, and a rural route postal carrier until she retired.

Survivors include her children: Curtis McElroy, Tulsa, Okla., Greg McElroy, Randall, Gina (Eric) Fox, Rockwall, Texas, and Kimi McElroy-Posey, Amarillo, Texas; siblings: Phyllis Ohmstead, Emporia, Norma Eitzmann, Superior, Neb., Yvonne Blair, Superior, Neb., Claudine Fullerton, Superior, Neb., Dave Fullerton, Mankato, and Brenda Moser, Hugoton; six grandchildren: Kellie (Richie) Breaux, Cassie (Gavin) Cole, Shayden (Brandon) Cowen, Wyatt Posey, Max Fox, Stella McElroy, Matthew Lisle and Cheyenne Lisle; nine great-grandchildren: Hayden and Elsie Breaux, Abigail, Kylie, Karsen and Brycen Cowen, Lillian Parker-Posey, and Emmett and Reese Cole; and many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Roy, Donald, LaVern, and Dean; sisters, Bernice and Neva; four infant brothers; and one infant sister.

• Her final resting place will be next to her family at Pleasant View Cemetery in Montrose. 

Memorials are suggested to the Joyce McElroy Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS  67880. 

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